Entries by Lynda

Why read graphic design books

Graphic design is a life long pursuit. Thankfully, I am a life long learner who enjoys experimenting with the latest techniques. My best ideas come from studying published designs and reading graphic design books and magazines. I especially like “Before & After” magazine. I just discovered several books by Robin Williams. Photoshop magazine is a […]

10 tips for effective postcards!

A strong headline to grab your customer’s attention. A compelling offer that clearly defines your marketing goal and motivates your customers to action. Memorable photos or illustrations that support your text. Good graphic design that moves your eye to all the key points. Your company logo. Your contact information clearly displayed, and a map if  appropriate. […]

WP portfolio or image gallery?

A WordPress (WP) portfolio or image gallery is a great way to display your creative artwork. We work with many artists and photographers. They often ask for the difference between these two similar choices when designing their websites. Let’s explore the features and benefits of both so you will know which is best for you. Art displayed in […]

Is graphic design the same as art?

What came first: graphic design or art? Graphic design is the art of combining text and pictures… in advertising, magazines, books or even on cave walls. Art is the expression of human creative skill used to produce works for beauty or emotional power. Art can stand alone and uses the same principles of design to […]